FOI request detail

Woolwich Ferry Contract

Request ID: FOI-1917-2021
Date published: 19 January 2021

You asked

Please provide a copy of the current contract for the operation of the Woolwich Ferry, as well as any amendments and extensions. I understand it may be necessary for exact financial figures to be redacted as commercially sensitive, and if this is done then the values should be given with as many significant figures as possible.

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-1917-2021

Thank you for your request received on 22 December 2020 asking for a copy of the Woolwich Ferry contract.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

Operation of the Woolwich Ferry is now carried out by TfL. However, please find attached the Briggs Marine contract that had previously been in operation.

In accordance with our obligations under Data Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle of Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest favours use of the exemption.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

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Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]


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